Seems like the world is turning into one hybrid after another. First it was mules and now its cars and golf clubs. The idea behind the Golf Hybrids is just like other hybrids, take the best qualities of two similar things and create a new thing.
For golf hybrids, also called utility clubs, what is combined are the best qualities of fairway woods and long irons. The fairway woods are easily to hit and go high. Long irons go pretty straight. For most golfers, hybrids are easy to hit, go high, and go straight. That’s a pretty nice combination. For some players, like me, these clubs have made the game unbelievable more fun.
So what are hybrids used for? They are a potential replace for high lofted fairway woods and low lofted long irons. By far the most common replacement is for the dreaded #3 iron. It is becoming less and less common that Miles of Golf orders a custom iron set of 3-PW. Usually players are opting out of the #3 and replacing it with a hybrid or a high lofted fairway wood. This is another compelling reason to custom order irons. Not only are the clubs built to your spec, but also you can select what clubs are in your set. If you are not a 3 iron lover, save the money and don’t order it.
When replacing an iron or wood with a hybrid, it can get a little tricky knowing which hybrid to replace it with. Here’s a bit of advice. Look at the loft of the hybrid and try to replace irons with a hybrid of the same or slightly higher loft. For example, most 3 irons are 21 degrees loft. To give you proper spacing of your shots, the hybrid replacement would be 21, 22, or 23 degrees. With fairway wood replacement, do just the opposite. Replace the fairway wood with the same or slightly stronger loft.
For the golfer who wants it all, our new Trackman Monitor knows within 1 foot for every 100 yards how far a shot flies. We use the Trackman to dial in yardages of every club in a player’s bag. With this information, we can make sure that there are not gaps or overlaps in a player’s set including his or her hybrids. We call this our Maxx Gap Fitting. – http://www.milesofgolf.com/maxx.html